February 19, 2020 - April 30, 2020
Panchakarma Treatment is a classic Ayurveda detoxification treatment and includes five major procedures. It is designed to purify the whole body by eliminating the accumulated toxins from it. Panchakarma is one of the most well-known parts about Ayurveda. It is a five-step, total mind-body rejuvenation experience that comprises of herbal oil massages, steam baths, cleansing enemas, a healing kitchari diet and other purifying practices.
The name Panchakarma literally means “Five Actions” which is well-suited given the fact that this technique relies upon five distinctive basic activities that control the body namely Vomiting, Purgation, Niruham, Anuvaasan, and Nasyam. In other words, Panchakarma healing technique is a pillar on which majority of Ayurvedic techniques stand. It basically takes an imbalanced body, lathers it up with oil and brings it back into balance.
The five traditional therapies of Panchakarma are:
1. Basti= Herbalized oil enemas
2. Nasya= Nasal irrigation
3. Vamana= Therapeutic Vomiting
4. Virechana= Purgation
5. Raktamokshana= Blood Letting
However, practices like therapetuci vomiting and blood letting are no longer practiced today and have been replaced with more relaxing, mild therapies such as oil-massages and gentle therapies.
Benefits of Panchakarma:
1. Detoxifies the body: The first stage of Panchakarma treatment is known as Purva karma. During this process, we massage your entire body with oil. This triggers the detoxifying process and gets rid of the harmful toxins from the circulatory system, nervous system, and digestive system.
2. Improves digestion: Meditation and yoga is an integral aspect of Panchakarma therapy. Meditation and yoga automatically benefit from rebuilding muscles and strength. Further, it also releases toxins and harmful wastes.
3. Improves the sleep pattern: It is safe to say that sleep is one of the key indicators of imbalance that is caused due to stress. The Panchakarma treatment focuses on improving your sleep cycle through the various body and mind rejuvenating techniques of the ancient Ayurvedic technique.